When Tish Murtha sadly died from a brain aneurysm in 2013, she had largely been forgotten. In 2017, her key work, Youth Unemployment, was published to universal acclaim.
In this book, Tish’s photographs tell of a time when children had the freedom of the streets to play in and where friendship blossomed against a seemingly harsh background. The photographs have a stark beauty that shines from every page. Elswick Kids is a vital contribution to our understanding of life in a northern city in the late twentieth century.